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Student Banned From Minnesota Campus Over Facebook Comments

thebheffect Re:My god. (806 comments)

Do you post those things on the internet, in a public place for all to view? Do you involve the classroom? Do you say your going to practice killing her using a cadaver in your school's laboratory?

If we're going to draw analogies, we shouldn't leave out critical points.

more than 4 years ago
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Student Banned From Minnesota Campus Over Facebook Comments

thebheffect Re:My god. (806 comments)

You're blurring what she said. Using your analogy, she would have said that she was going to 'shoot a certain someone with a gun', and that she was 'looking forward to shooting lessons'.

Your analogy leaves out the threat. Talking about shooting guns, and talking about shooting people with guns are two different things. One is a threat, and one is not.

more than 4 years ago
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Student Banned From Minnesota Campus Over Facebook Comments

thebheffect Re:My god. (806 comments)

Saying that you're going to stab someone in the throat with an embalming instrument sounds like a 'I'm going to kill you' threat to me.

She wrote a threat in a public forum, directly relating violence to her classroom. There are no First Amendment violations here, there is no lurking Big Brother.

more than 4 years ago
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Response To California's Large-Screen TV Regulation

thebheffect Re:Tax (619 comments)

I think nothing could be better for the people of the United States. Tell the failing State of California, which soaks up our tax dollars, kills our young gangs, and embroils us in endless instantiations of American (Californian?) Idol to get lost. The United States would save hundreds of billions a year not wasting tax money in the State of California, which we could turn around and use on our own infrastructure. We have the largest economy in the world, and we don't need the failing State of California hanging around our neck.

more than 4 years ago
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Glenn Beck Loses Dispute Over Parody Domain

thebheffect Re:This is an attack on the teabaggers (1172 comments)

And in the end, nothing of any significance will change. So continues the failed experiment of big government and big bureaucracy..

more than 4 years ago
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Russia Develops Spaceship With Nuclear Engine

thebheffect Re:interesting juxtaposition (297 comments)

I don't see him saying anything about how a space race should be funded.

more than 4 years ago
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The LHC, the Higgs Boson, and the Chicago Cubs

thebheffect Re:No. really! (194 comments)

And tell me one more time how I'm supposed to believe the Scientists *instead* of the Bible, because the scientist have a better track record again? Weren't they just last week talking about how dark matter estimations were off by like 4x?

Well seeing how I must have skipped over the part of the Bible that dealt with the Higgs Boson and dark matter (kind of like how Christians skipped over some parts of Leviticus), I would assume that believing both scientists and the Bible is a possibility in some areas.

Now if you want to argue about carbon dating versus God's sporadic testing of faith (I think I've failed), I can see where you might have to choose one side or the other.

more than 4 years ago
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Iran's Nuclear Ambitions

thebheffect Re:containment theory... (1032 comments)

I saw 300 and I have to say the atrocities the Persian's commit on a daily basis are unholy and deserve our Christian justice.

more than 4 years ago
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Judge Rejects Approval of Engineered Sugar Beets

thebheffect Re:Most food we eat is genetically modified (427 comments)

I won't concede the statement that 'the vast majority of Christians are for GM foods', but since neither of us is likely to have data supporting either of our positions, it's a waste of time to argue.

I am willing to concede that there are differing viewpoints throughout the various denominations however. Being an agnostic in the middle of the Bible Belt offers firsthand evidence at how some Christian viewpoints, even viewpoints from a minority, permeate the barriers of secular institutions, and allow stereotypes to thrive.

more than 4 years ago
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Judge Rejects Approval of Engineered Sugar Beets

thebheffect Re:Most food we eat is genetically modified (427 comments)

If that's the case you must not be around many Christians. Or you aren't listening to them, which is probably a smart move on your part.

more than 4 years ago
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Soviets Built a Doomsday Machine; It's Still Alive

thebheffect Re:Doomsday Machine (638 comments)

http://www.armyg1.army.mil/HR/docs/demographics/FY08%20Army%20Profile.pdf

If you're talking about racial demographics of the US Army, there you go. 61% of enlisted personnel are white. I'd have to assume the percentage of casualties remains in the vicinity.

Of course, you could be referring the targets of the US military, in which case I'd make the argument that any cross-culture military conflict could be misconstrued as a race war.

more than 4 years ago
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Bullet-Proof Sheets of Carbon Nanotubes

thebheffect Re:Escalation (206 comments)

I missed that lesson in history class. The one where the Roman Legions are beset by the whip-wielding Visigoth horde. On a side note, I'm pretty sure whips are only effective against Dracula and Nazis.

more than 4 years ago
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Sony To Encase Half the Star Wars: Galaxies Servers In Carbonite

thebheffect Re:The Game is still Kicking! (140 comments)

SWG may be still kicking, but it's lying in a pool of it's own blood, gurgling, hoping someone passes by to give it a coup de grÃce.

more than 4 years ago
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'Wiretapping' Charges May Be Oddest Ever Recorded

thebheffect Re:Lie to me! (439 comments)

I was rather disappointed he did not run for the vacant Senator position. He's the closest thing we've had to a traditional Republican: budget surplus, decreased government size, repaying of debts. Using today's standards, we're just lucky if our governor doesn't end up behind bars.

more than 4 years ago
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UK's Oldest Computer To Be "Rebooted"

thebheffect Re:A joke my Dad told... (153 comments)

As a practical person, I prefer my car to be efficient in its abilities to get me to places I want to go, and its ability to not be a burden on my wallet. Ill trade 'interesting' for that any day.

more than 4 years ago
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The Press Releases of the Damned

thebheffect Re:Not worth reading (176 comments)

I'm going out on a limb that he was kidding. He found Slashdot.

about 5 years ago
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Science, Technology, Natural History Museums?

thebheffect Re:Pirates!! (435 comments)

I'm not sure I'd want my city associated with sixteen straight years of losing seasons.

-A displaced Cardinals fan living in Chicago

about 5 years ago

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